The village of Painswick on the Cotswold Way Walk

Now is usually the BEST time, however we realise that is not always possible. But your walking journeys should be thought of as opportunities that need to be seized and acted upon while your interest is high, as other life matters can soon occupy your time.

Setting Priorities will help you with your Planning

SET a MONTH and a YEAR to begin your Walk:
No more of "I'll do it next year". Decide upon a specific date for your walk. The date can be anytime that is appropriate for your life situation.

THE SPECIFIC DATE HELPS you to commit to your new walking adventure, and not be waylaid by other perhaps secondary events. You'll find that once you have set a date, it will come around sooner than you thought it would. As the Romans said - "Carpe Diem" - Seize the Day.
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The Best Time of Year to Walk

In Europe - Autumn and Spring:

  • Accommodation is easier to obtain.
  • Weather is cooler, better for walking.
  • Most holidays are over.
  • Less crowded.
However, in other parts of the World -
  • CHECK THE LOCAL WEATHER PATTERNS FOR:
  • Monsoons in India.
  • Typhoons in South East Asia.
  • The Big Wet in Australia.
  • Hurricanes in the Carribbean.
  • LOCAL HOLIDAY SEASONS.
  • Annual Holidays.
  • Festivals.
  • School Holidays.
  • POLITICAL OR MILITARY INSTABILITY.
  • Avoid if possible.
Results:
Once you have set your date for your walking adventure you should:
  • 1. Begin your preparations.
  • 2. Read all you can and talk to other travellers.
  • 3. Know that you're going to have a great time.